Vicki Robin is the keynote speaker for Lopez Community Land Trust’s Annual Harvest Dinner on Oct. 27. Robin is co-author of the national best-setter “Your Money or Your Life,” available in 11 languages. She has lectured widely and appeared many radio and TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. She has also been featured in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, Newsweek, Utne Magazine and the New York Times.
Called the prophet of “consumption-downsizers” by the Times, she is a frequent speaker at professional meetings of organizations seeking to understand and contribute to the national trend toward sustainable lifestyles. Robin has helped launch many sustainability initiatives and in the 1990’s she served on the President’s Council on sustainable development’s task force on population and consumption.
Robin has been a leader in the field of dialogue. She co-created the Conversation Cafés method and initiative, promoting it first in Seattle and then throughout the world. Over 70 Conversation Cafés now meet regularly in cities across North America and Europe. She lives on Whidbey Island and, in addition to writing and speaking, she is part of Comedy Island, an improv and stand up troupe.
The Harvest Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Community Center. All are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their favorite potluck dish of local foods. Prizes are given for best presentation and best use of local foods. There will be a no-host wine bar. In order to promote zero waste, participants are asked to bring their own place settings.
For more information, call LCLT at 468-3723.